So I’m going to the CIAA this weekend & I wanted to try something new! I’m NICCCCCCEEE *Fab voice* at flexi rods (literally I could flexi rod my hair in less than 20 minutes flat intoxicated if I had to….. NO LIE NO LIE NO LIEEEEE). I’ve never tried a straw set but figured I could try to straw set my hair since it’s the same concept as flexi rods. I washed and conditioned my hair with Jane Carter Solutions Conditioner. I then parted my hair into 4 sections.
I put Coconut Oil, Jane Carter’s Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner, & Design Essential’s Twist and Set Lotion on each section of my hair before I rolled it.
I started in the back and parted my hair into tiny sections. I took one straw at a time and wrapped my hair around the base of the straw about three times before moving up the straw, once I reached my scalp I used a bobby pin to attach my hair to the straw. I used about 50 straws in total.
I slept in the straws and sat underneath my hood dryer for about 10 minutes in the morning to ensure that my hair was completely dry. When taking the straws out I took out the bobby pin, squeezed the bottom of the straw and gently pulled to release the curl. This was the final result:
I noticed a few differences from when I flexi rod my hair:
- The straw set took longer to complete then flexis (about a hour and a half) but that’s to be expected because the parts are smaller
- In my opinion, straws are EXTREMELY more tolerable to sleep in then flexis (this slightly shocked me because the material that flexi rods are made out of feels softer in my hands than a straw does)
- Straw sets are smaller more defined curls
Hopefully the curls will last longer! I will make a video soon, showing exactly how I achieved this look (I’m waiting to see if this good ol ‘Sequestration’ pops off before I make any big purchases lol) but for now pictures will do.
I think it turned out great especially for my first time. What do you think? Have you ever tried a straw set? If so, how did you like your results?